Friday, December 8, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. McCamy, from the select committee to which was referred a


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bill to be entitled to compensate witnesses attending witnesses attending magistrates' courts, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in Ordered, That the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Ordered, that Mr. Vanhoose have leave of absence from the Senate for the remainder of this week.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act to provide for taking the census of this state; and act to change the names and render legitimate certain persons therein named; and, an act to alter the state road from Selma to Cahawba, by way of the new bridge on Valley creek; which were accordingly signed by the President.

Mr. Clay, from the select committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Moulton Troop of Calvary in Lawrence county, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill as amended be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Sullivan, from the committee on divorce and alimony, to which was referred a bill to be entitled an act to divorce Olivia A. Taylor from John Taylor, and an act to divorce William Bryant from Rhodicy Bryant, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, that the bills be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Brown offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Judges of the County Courts to empannel grand jurors on the first day of the term, in cases of failure in the original pannel; which was adopted.

Mr. Bagby introduced a bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act therein named; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan.

Mr. President:- The House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to repal in part an act to establish the town of Carthage, in Tuscaloosa county. They have read three times and passed bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to authorize solicitors to swear witnesses to send to the grand jury; an act to authorize the County Court of Wilcox county to levy an extra tax; an act better to provide for leasing the 16th section therein named; an act to keep in force an act for the registration of deeds, grants, & c. and a joint resolution proposing certain amendments to the constitution of the United States. In all of which they desire your concurrence.

The bills and joint resolutions mentioned in the above message, were severally read the first time, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Ordered, That the engrossed bill to be entitled an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Walker county, lie on the table.

Ordered, That the bill to be entitled an act to compensate the commissioners appointed by the Governor for ascertaining and marking


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the permanent boundary line between this state and Georgia, be committed to the same committee that reported it, to consider and report thereon.

Joint resolutions requiring the Banks of Mobile and Tombeckbe to report their situation to the General Assembly, were read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to improve the navigation of the Cahawba river, was read the second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Sullivan, Casey and Bagby, to consider and report thereon.

Joint resolutions instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress upon the subject of authorizing a sale of the sections numbered 16, for the use of schools in this state, were read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Joint resolutions instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress on the subject of exchanging certain lands for the use of schools in this state, were read the second time, amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Engrossed joint resolutions relative to the boundary line between this state and Georgia, were read the third time, and ordered to lien on the table. Ordered, that 100 copies of the correspondence between the Commissioners of this State and that of Georgia, to determine and establish the permanent boundary between the two State, together with the instructions to our commissioners, be printed for the use of the Senate.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the field officers of the 46th regiment to form a company of militia in Broxton's settlement; and, an act to divide the 42d regiment of the militia of this state, were severally read the second time, and referred to the military committee, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrator of Wm. McAlister, deceased, to transfer a certain certificate therein named, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the bill be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill t be entitled an act to authorize Romeo Andre to emancipate certain slaves therein named; and, an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named, were severally read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to establish a permanent seat of justice in Jackson county, and for other purposes, was read the second time. Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed in relation to the county court for the county of Mobile, and for other purposes, was read the second time. Ordered, that the bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Sullivan, from the committee on divorce and alimony, to which was referred the decree of the circuit court of Covington county, reported a bill to be entitled an act to divorce John Diamond frm Lizzy Diamond; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas there was thirty-five dollars appropriated by the last General As-


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sembly for the payment of Abisha Evans, for apprehending and prosecuting to conviction Adam Lowry, in the circuit court of Morgan county, for the crime of horse stealing, and the enrolling clerk of the House of Representatives in enrolling the appropriation bill, inserted twenty-five instead of thirty-five, whereby he the said Evans was unable to draw from the treasury the sum he was entitled to - Therefore, be it Resolved, That the committee on propositions and grievances be instructed to inquired in to the justice and propriety of allowing the said Evens ten dollars at the present session, the amount he is entitled to, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

Mr. McCamy called up the bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws now in force for the punishment of malicious mischief. Ordered, that it be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Barton called up the bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named. Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading on Tuesday next.

And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.